18.3. Graphical User Interface with X11 or VNC
You can use X11 forwarding with an SSH client or X11 directly. If the installer on your workstation fails because the X11 server does not support required X11 extensions you might have to upgrade the X11 server or use VNC.
18.3.1. Installation using X11 forwarding
You can connect a workstation to the Linux installation system on the mainframe and display the graphical installation program using SSH with X11 forwarding.
You require an SSH client that allows X11 forwarding. To open the connection, first start the X server on the workstation. Then connect to the Linux installation system. You can enable X11 forwarding in your SSH client when you connect.
For example, with OpenSSH enter the following in a terminal window on your workstation:
linuxvm.example.com with the hostname or IP address of the system you are installing. The
-X option (the capital letter
X) enables X11 forwarding.